Acacia recognises and understands the feelings of anxiety, distress and concern many people may be experiencing in relation to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. With the number of COVID-19 cases growing every day, these emotional reactions are increasing.
As the global pandemic continues, and panic-buying and self-isolation is increasing it is important that we understand the impact on our mental health particularly those susceptible to stress and anxiety.
Here are some valuable tip sheets you may wish to share with your staff. However, we remind you to continue referring to the official sources when determining the best course of action.
Acacia EAP recognises and understands the feelings of anxiety, distress and concern many people may be experiencing in relation to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and offers the following wellbeing advice.
Spending an increased amount at home with limited social contact can take a toll on our mental health. Working from home also takes away routine and structure that might be present in the workplace, such as a walk outside during lunch breaks. Extended periods at home can cause feelings of boredom and loneliness.
News of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is everywhere, including in our schools and playgrounds. Our children and young people may worry more when kept in the dark or rely on sources of information from their peers and social media which may not be accurate.
The current outbreak of the Covid-19 strain of coronavirus was first reported from Wuhan, China on 31st December 2019, and the world has been watching closely ever since.
As a manager or leader in a workplace, our staff look to us for guidance, support and reassurance, particularly during times of heightened stress or change. Managers can play a vital role in a team’s recovery from a crisis.